Category Archives: day-to-day

What Pisses Me Off

… are people who say: “Hyland’s teething tablets worked perfectly for us.” “Just give him a frozen watermelon rind. He’ll love it.” “Frozen washrags bring instant relief.” “A little Tylenol will make him sleep.” “Rub some whiskey on his gums.” … Continue reading

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Highlights of 2010

2010 was quite literally a year of growth: I confirmed my pregnancy on January 9th, gave birth September 26th, and emerged from my 4th trimester cocoon December 26th. Make no mistake, this was not just the birth of my beautiful … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2010

I am thankful for Arlo—and the midwives and doctors who saved his life. I am thankful that the age of 3.5 lasts only 6 months (Maybe less? Can 3.75 be different?) But I am also thankful my boy is so … Continue reading

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Bills, bills, bills

The first year we lived in Austin we spent $5000 to fix a deck fail and $5000 to fix a bathroom fail. The second year we lived in Austin we spent $2000 to fix a gas leak and all that … Continue reading

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The Day My Heart Melted

Henry: One time there was a pretty girl who held me and we looked into the sunset and I could reach my arms out into the ocean. Me: I think that was cousin Chloe. Henry: Yeah, it was Chloe. There … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Imagine my horror when I opened this week’s shopping list for the cleanse and saw…. An Enema. Two of them. I should have known.  I guess that’s why they call it a cleanse.

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New World Record

Tonight I breastfed a frog, a lizard, a cheetah, a cat, a doll, and a toddler.

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